Summary: If you have some creepy obsession with buying printer ink, this is the printer for you. If you don't use it, the expires. If you buy new ink, it doesn't recognize it and tells you to go back to the store and pay for another try. It has never printed a decent picture and the program is not the easiest to work with (will cut off edges of photos, etc.). It jams, doesn't accept certain sizes of paper (especially envelopes), and has proven useless on many an occasion.
Summary: It's hard to know even where to start with this printer. *Will not print, even in black and white, when one color is out of ink *Will not print when ink is "expired" *Gives constant pop up notifications on screen and on the printer that ink is expired, soon to be expired, or low * Jams frequently
Summary: This printer displays both the very best with the very worst. The print quality and ease of use are superb. Hit the print button, and if the paper satisfactory loads, then you're off to the races with great looking prints. But the near constant paper jams, along with its inability to consistantly install HP Ultra Premium photo paper, eventually led me to destroy the printer in total frustration.
Summary: This is the worst printer I have ever seen. HP designed it so that you have to buy an expensive cartridge even if you haven't use them much, at a specified date. Pretty dishonest thing what they probably call an ingenious marketing. No more HP printers for me.
Summary: I purchased this printer, hoping that it would AT LEAST work part of the time! I have yet, (in the 2 years that I have had this pathetic printer!) to print any photos employing the so-called "photo tray." It simply DOES NOT WORK!!! The print paper (H.P.'s highest quality and most expensive paper!) simply does not feed at all. And when you use the main tray....using anything but full sized paper..the message comes back that the paper is too small. All in all..
Summary: After several months of non use ( alternate printer ) in resurrecting 8250 it complained that cartridges were too old ( they were ). Replaced $50 worth of ink to then have "smart printer tell me that it needed service. Good luck with that. HP has outsourced service and with so so durability I figure I am much better off scrapping printer and going to Cannon or some other more highly rated company. I only resent paying $50 for new ink to find out printer is inoperable.
read the 1-star reviews: it really won't feed paper
James Huff, Amazon
9 March 2010
Summary: The other 1-star reviews are right: this printer has serious problems feeding paper. Right out of the box, it had trouble feeding paper and often displayed an "out of paper" error message when paper was in the tray. I was able to get the printer to work most of the time by reloading paper and/or pressing OK multiple times, but eventually the printer just refuses to feed paper from the letter-size tray at all.